Once Upon a Time . . .

Once upon a time, the culture into which I was born was a source of inspiration. Its leaders were my heroes. The story lines that played out weekly set my dreams in motion. Courage, leadership, teamwork were its core values. But these days, the inspiration is gone. Those in charge (and I cannot call them [...]

By | 2017-11-19T21:47:16+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Memories, NFL Influence|0 Comments

Sports and Politics: strange bedfellows

After all these years, it’s still hard for me to grasp how far pro football’s influence reaches. The game’s footprints are all over the American landscape, including the country’s politics. Born Fanatic describes some examples from decades ago. More recently, a Seattle city council woman fanned the Kaepernick issue when she wrote an open letter [...]

By | 2017-07-19T11:34:57+00:00 July 19th, 2017|NFL Influence|0 Comments

Pro Flag Football? It’s coming . . .

I’ve taken the NFL to task for not making a real commitment to youth football. Yeah, the League gives lip service to some youth  programs. But according to the NFL’s own PR, it spends .001 of its gross revenue on youth football. One tenth of one percent doesn't  buy anything more than propaganda. Put some [...]

By | 2017-07-19T10:18:04+00:00 July 19th, 2017|NFL Influence|0 Comments

The NFL’s gender strategy

The NFL is maxed out with its American male audience, so it’s set its sights on women. The ploy is partly to grow its fan base and partly to overcome the tone-deaf disaster of its response to the domestic violence issues over the past years. This year’s tactic? For the first time in 30 years, [...]

By | 2017-07-19T10:18:55+00:00 July 17th, 2017|NFL Influence|0 Comments